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Sir Gawain And Green Knight
The Midlle English text
lines 566 to 640

566   he dowellez žer al žat day and dressez on že morn
567   askez erly hys armez and alle were žay bro3t
568   fyrst a tule tapit ty3t ouer že flet
569   and miche watz že gyld gere žat glent žeralofte
570   že stif mon steppez žeron and že stel hondelez
571   dubbed in a dublet of a dere tars
572   and syžen a crafty capados closed aloft
573   žat wyth a bry3t blaunner was bounden withinne
574   ženne set žay že sabatounz vpon že segge fotez
575   his legez lapped in stel with luflych greuez
576   with polaynez piched žerto policed ful clene
577   aboute his knez knaged wyth knotez of golde
578   queme quyssewes žen žat coyntlych closed
579   his thik žrawen žy3ez with žwonges to tachched
580   and syžen že brawden bryne of bry3t stel ryngez
581   vmbeweued žat wy3 vpon wlonk stuffe
582   and wel bornyst brace vpon his bože armes
583   with gode cowters and gay and glouez of plate
584   and alle že godlych gere žat hym gayn schulde
585                                 žat tyde
586            wyth ryche cote armure
587            his gold sporez spend with pryde
588            gurde wyth a bront ful sure
589            with silk sayn vmbe his syde

590   when he watz hasped in armes his harnays watz ryche
591   že lest lachet ouer loupe lemed of golde
592   so harnayst as he watz he herknez his masse
593   offred and honoured at že he3e auter
594   syžen he comez to že kyng and to his cort ferez
595   lachez lufly his leue at lordez and ladyez
596   and žay hym kyst and conueyed bikende hym to kryst
597   bi žat watz gryngolet grayth and gurde with a sadel
598   žat glemed ful gayly with mony golde frenges
599   ayquere naylet ful nwe for žat note ryched
600   že brydel barred aboute with bry3t golde bounden
601   že apparayl of že payttrure and of že proude skyrtez
602   že cropore and že couertor acorded wyth že arsounez
603   and al watz rayled on red ryche golde naylez
604   žat al glytered and glent as glem of že sunne
605   ženne hentes he že helme and hastily hit kysses
606   žat watz stapled stifly and stoffed wythinne
607   hit watz hy3e on his hede hasped bihynde
608   wyth a ly3tly vrysoun ouer že auentayle
609   enbrawden and bounden wyth že best gemmez
610   on brode sylkyn borde and bryddez on semez
611   as papiayez paynted peruyng bitwene
612   tortors and trulofez entayled so žyk
613   as mony burde žeraboute had ben seuen wynter
614                                 in toune
615            že cercle watz more o prys
616            žat vmbeclypped hys croun
617            of diamauntez a deuys
618            žat bože were bry3t and broun

619   then žay schewed hym že schelde žat was of schyr goulez
620   wyth že pentangel depaynt of pure golde hwez
621   he braydez hit by že bauderyk aboute že hals kestes
622   žat bisemed že segge semlyly fayre
623   and quy že pentangel apendez to žat prynce noble
624   I am in tent yow to telle žof tary hyt me schulde
625   hit is a syngne žat salamon set sumquyle
626   in bytoknyng of trawže bi tytle žat hit habbez
627   for hit is a figure žat haldez fyue poyntez
628   and vche lyne vmbelappez and loukez in ožer
629   and ayquere hit is emdelez and englych hit callen
630   oueral as I here že endeles knot
631   foržy hit acordez to žis kny3t and to his cler armez
632   for ay faythful in fyue and sere fyue syžez
633   gawan watz for gode knawen and as golde pured
634   voyded of vche vylany wyth verertuez ennourned
635                                 in mote
636            foržy že pentangel nwe
637            he ber in schelde and cote
638            as tulk of tale most trwe
639            and gentylest kny3t of lote